Streets of Bridgeton
|Photo taken from London Rd looking towards
D.McCallum 27 Jan 1974
| The domed
building at the end of the street is the Bridgeton
(called the Ebenezer
Behind the lorry to the right is the
Masonic Hall which was owned by Lodge Union & Crown
No.103. They sold
the hall in c1984. The lorry is parked outside a shop and close entrance to
the church hall. This building became the Apprentice Boys Hall before
finally turning into a pub called the Keystane.
The church is Bridgeton West & Barrowfield Church of Scotland which
closed in the 1960s the congregation having moved round the corner to
Greenhead Barrowfield Church in London Road.
Left side of the photo is the Bridgeton Working Mans Club, founded 1865
opened in these premises in 1899
Apr.2009, Jim Turnbull, East Kilbride|
" .....the lorry is parked outside a
close, a sweetie shop was to the left and the right inside of the close was
the entrance to the church hall which I used in the 1960s when a boy in the
219th Boys Brigade, there were tenements above the hall then.... "
Photo below taken in 2008 and sadly in 34 years
not much progress has been made and if anything the street looks worse. The
churches and halls on the right hand side have all gone. The Keystane
derelict building still stands and at the James Street end new flats have
been butil, replacing the Working Mens Club.